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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

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#7801 tec


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 09:52 AM

Ok a few notes


Service Merch is where I got a chunk of my G2 guys there where the place to get anything new in that era also first found the Beast Wars toys there first


Second A.T.T was intimidating back in the early days So I lurked I would pour over post from Ratbat Sigma I printed out all the cool and funny top ten list AND I still have those Printouts from the early 90s I didn't start posting at A.T.T till BW second season I think because I knew my misspelling nature would really get me into some kinda of trouble


Cel Shaded Prime looks so awesome I skipped him the first time now I have an excuse to get him this time

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 11:43 AM

We sure went from "must have clear windows!" to "cover everything with cel-shading paint apps, windows included" real fast. Companies both 3P and legitimate are cashing in, too.


I'll stand by for the pendulum swinging back and for people to realize they're swimming in masses of toys with weird giant squiggles on them.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 04:54 PM

On a more serious note, I do remember Best, I saw Capitain Power toys there, the Constructicons, etc.  I actually passed on Devestator and got Puzzler instead, as I realized looking at the box that Devestator must require a LOT of parts that didn't seem to go anywhere.  I was sitting IN the shopping cart looking at them both when I did this.  I also remember seeing Shockwave and Jetfire and thinking how huge they were.  Now I suspect the size of Jetfire may have been partially to trigger similar responses in an adult who saw the original.


The funniest thing in Best, though, was when I was young and my mother was pregnant with my next sibling, she was wearing an orange shirt with a black sweater.  They actually stopped her because they thought she was shoplifting a basketball.  She showed them her stomach, and they gave her an apology and ten percent off her next purchase. 

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:08 PM

It's technially not really italicized on the original; it's actually only the straight line on the left side that is diagonal. Conversely, on the final "R", it's the right side that's diagonal, only it's not that obvious because the right side of an "R" doesn't feature a straight line. You may notice that the right leg is really stretched out far beyond the confines of the hoop, though.

Whoever did the tampo on the Siege three-pack accessory obviously didn't really understand this and just italicized the first "R" while keeping the final "R" as is, in a maddeningly literal (and also technically inaccurate) recreation of the original's deco.
attachicon.gifReflector tampo.jpg


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 05:52 PM

Whoever did the tampo on the Siege three-pack accessory obviously didn't really understand this and just italicized the first "R" while keeping the final "R" as is, in a maddeningly literal (and also technically inaccurate) recreation of the original's deco.
attachicon.gifReflector tampo.jpg

That's also why the KTOR is so much larger than the REFRA.


The fact that it offends every graphic designer and OCD person seeing it is only a bonus.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 06:23 PM

That's ok. I'll bet Toyhax will fix it (and maybe provide a Microx too).


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:49 PM

Y'know what?
I'd kind of like to see a Refraktor set decoed up like the Canon (Cannon?) Robo from that "Solar Adventure" DVD that made the rounds at the Walmart dollar bins a few years back. Just for the pure obscure nonsense of it

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:57 AM

a maddeningly literal (and also technically inaccurate) recreation of the original's deco.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:47 AM

I missed 'Trukk Not Munky', but I was around for 'Pokéfomers' and the second big explosion of name reuse complaints. It was... less than fun.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:50 AM

Takara's instructions for Reflector (or at least the online version) feature instructions on how to combine into camera mode.





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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:59 AM

Re: Service Merchandise 


I remember thumbing through the G2 mini-vehicles there and it's probably where I got my Hubcap (who I was sure was a renamed Cliffjumper) and Bumblebee. I also remember seeing Micromaster sets and Z-Bots there. For this reason I have happy, fuzzy memories of the place. I remember seeing one open in Mobile as late as the mid-90s, and I'm pretty sure we went there, but of course it wasn't the same without chrome-green Beachcombers.



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:17 AM

The main memory I still have from trying to find web sites about Beast Wars as a 7 year old was a website with a black background that had a page with a "ten reasons Prime is better than Primal" and a "ten reasons Primal is better than Prime" set of lists.

I remember one of the Prime ones reading that he actually transformed while Primal just rotated his legs.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:24 AM

Hope somebody got fired for the Refracktor blunder.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:31 AM

Took some hunting but ordered the Micromaster 10 pack and both wave 3 2 packs.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:41 PM

Hope somebody got fired for the Refracktor blunder.


Was there a blunder I missed where the toy catches on fire or something, because all I know about is the italicized R thing and that's not a firing offense in any sane company.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:45 PM

It catches on FIRE.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:17 PM

Hope somebody got fired for the Refracktor blunder.


I mean, are we to believe this is some kind of, heh... magic font?

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:26 PM

Hope somebody got fired for the Refracktor blunder.

I mean, are we to believe this is some kind of, heh... magic font?

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Wizengreen did it.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:15 PM

What am I stupidly missing on the wiki pages (or have forgotten from discussions here) that explains why the wiki and the Phantomstrike instructions disagree on which one is Shrute and which one is Fracas? Am I being super dumb?

Edit: oh, never mind, the instructions don't agree with themselves. I don't recall seeing that mentioned but I'm sure it has been.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:28 PM


Hope somebody got fired for the Refracktor blunder.


Was there a blunder I missed where the toy catches on fire or something, because all I know about is the italicized R thing and that's not a firing offense in any sane company.



To spoil the joke:


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